Frequently Asked Questions About Guarda Security Screens
What does the Guarda Product Line consist of?
Guarda Protective Security Screens are available in:
- 100 Series Fixed Window Face Fit
- 200 Series Fixed Window/Fence Panel
- 300 Series Fixed Window Standard with Short Bracket
- 400 Series Fixed Window Standard with Long Bracket
- 2200 Series Casement Window
- 2600 Series Quick Escape Window – Side Hung
- 2700 Series Quick Escape Window – Top Hung
- 1000 Series One Sliding Door on One Track
- 1100 Series Two Sliding Doors on Two Tracks
- 1200 Series Two Sliding Doors on One Track
- 1300 Series Four Sliding Doors on Two Tracks
- 1400 Series Three Sliding Doors on Three Tracks
- 1500 Series Adjust to Fit Hinge Door
- 1800 Series Hinged Door – 3 sided Frame
- 1900 Series Hinged Door – 4 sided Frame
- 2000 Series French Door – 3 sided Frame
- 2100 Series French Door – 4 sided Frame
What colors do Guarda Security Screens come in?
All Guarda products are available in the following colors:
- Sahara Brown
- Light Grey
- Sahara Grey
Are there any architectural style Guarda Protective Security Screen products?
Yes, Guarda Protective Security Screens are available in Bi-fold Screen Doors, Sliding Doors, Sliding Stacking Doors, French Doors, Premium Swinging Doors, Pool Fencing and Balustrade, Fixed Window Screens, Awning Screens, Casement Screens, Fire Escapes, and Security Screens for Curtain Wall and Storefronts.
If I install Guarda Window Security Screens on bedroom windows how do they open in case of an emergency?
The Guarda Quick Escape Security Screen has a built in panic release for bedroom applications.
Can I use Guarda Fixed Window Screens on bedroom windows?
Always check your local Building Code requirements for types of Security Screens that will pass local, county, state and federal regulations.
What is the difference between Majestec and Guarda Security Screens?
Majestec and Guarda use the same components and mesh from Meshtec International. Majestec is a brand name from Meshtec International and Guarda is the brand name used by C.R. Laurence Company. Majestec and Guarda products are fabricated by C.R Laurence Company in Los Angeles, California.
Do you have any ready-made Guarda Security Doors?
Yes, C.R Laurence stocks 36″ x 80″ White Slimline Adjust-to- Fit Security Doors in Left Hinge or Right Hinge configurations.
How do you attach Guarda products?
Guarda Protective Security Screens are designed primarily for surface or face mount applications, but are adaptable for inside mount applications as well. Guarda Protective Security Screens are secured using CRL’s 2″, 3″ or 5″ Trim Head Heat Treated Steel Screws and fastened into studs in the wall. Fastening screws are concealed behind screw cap covers for a finished look.
Do Guarda Protective Security Screens replace regular insect screens?
Yes, Guarda Protective Security Screens provide security without compromising your clear and unobstructed view of the outdoors.
Do Guarda Protective Security Screens work similar to a standard screen against insects?
Yes, Guarda Protective Security Screens provide protection from flies, mosquitos, and other pests.
Will I still have air circulation?
Yes, Guarda Protective Security Screens use genuine Meshtec Mesh. The 10 x 10 open weave mesh provides free flow air circulation.
I’m concerned with harmful UV rays. Will Guarda help?
Yes, Guarda Protective Security Screens block an average of 60% of harmful UV rays.
I’m interested in a security door to protect against intruders, but do not like the look of unsightly bars and perforated steel mesh. Do you have an option?
Yes, our Guarda Protective Security Screens offer a clear unobstructed view without any bars. The 316 Stainless Steel Mesh is virtually impossible to penetrate or rip out.
Will Guarda Protective Security Screen Doors and Windows give me worry-free security?
Yes, Guarda Protective Security Screens are designed for security applications. Guarda Protective Security Screens help prevent burglars from gaining access, while also providing homeowners with ease of use, entry, and exit.
Guarda Protective Security Screens seem more expensive than others. Why is that?
Guarda Protective Security Screens use genuine 316 High Tensile Strength Stainless Steel Mesh, primed with chromate and powder coated in a black finish. The Stainless Steel Mesh is woven in the same manner as typical insect screen and then secured in our extruded aluminum framing system using Meshtec’s patented retention system.
Can I install Guarda Protective Security Screens myself?
If you are customer of C.R. Laurence and are well versed in security applications, Guarda Protective Security Screens install without much effort. For more information on how to measure and install, go to “RESOURCES”, “VIDEOS”,”MEASURING AND INSTALLING”.
What if I need help with my installation?
You can e-mail digital photographs to our Guarda team for their review for any application and for more information go to “RESOURCES”, “VIDEOS”,”MEASURING AND INSTALLING”.
What type of lock do I need to buy?
Guarda Protective Security Screens have an easy-to-use integrated “Multi-Point-Lock” System.
What type of warranty do you offer?
Guarda Security Screens offer a Warranty for a period of 10 years (from the date of original invoice) on the mesh, and a period of one year (from the date of original installation) on all hardware (hinges, door closers, locks, and rollers) and painted finishes.
Has there been product testing?
Guarda Protective Security Screens has undergone product testing in accordance with Australian Standards which are some of the toughest in the world.
- A. Knife Shear Test AS 5041-2003
- B. Dynamic Impact Test AS 5041-2003
- C. Jimmy Test AS 5041-2003
- D. Salt Spray Test ASTM B117
Will Guarda Sliding Door Security Screens work in my existing screen door track?
No, Guarda Sliding Door Security Screens are designed to travel in their own track and jamb system to assure maximum security against intruders lifting or pulling the security door off the opening.
Can Guarda Sliding Door Security Screens mount inside an existing opening?
Yes, but there may be considerations for attaching the tracks and jambs, such as if there is enough existing track and jamb material to attach the Guarda Tracks and Jambs to, or if the bottom track will be a “trip hazard”
Is there a bug seal on the Sliding Security Door to keep pests out?
Yes, all Guarda Sliding Door Security Screens have an extruded aluminum “Finish Angle” on the back edge of the Sliding Security Door that slides into the Guarda Interlock extrusion attached to the stationary glass panel in a single sliding door application. The Finish Angle not only keeps the bugs out, but also assures the Guarda Security Door cannot be removed from the opening. For more details on interlock options, we have a comprehensive diagram (AVDB380G and AVDB380H Interlock Options) designed to be used on the job site.
Do you offer a pre-hung sliding door system?
Yes, we have developed an Aluminum Surround System that is manufactured and assembled in a complete unit with all hardware and strikes pre-installed. The Aluminum Surround System was designed for a 20 minute install. The Aluminum Surround System is available for single or double sliding doors. Note: The shipping crate is quite large to accommodate the fully assembled door system. We recommend using glass racks to transport crates to job site.
Can you cut down the size of the Aluminum Surround System shipping crate?
We do offer a “split” (two “C” sections) frame system for any Sliding Door System. Here is how it works; we build and install the entire door system and “split” in half the Top and Bottom Aluminum Surround Frame. The Top and Bottom Tracks connect and bridge the “C” sections of the Aluminum Surround Frame in place. We remove the Top and Bottom Tracks for re-assembly on the job site.
How long does it take to install a Sliding Security Door System without the aluminum surround system?
Normally it takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours to cut the necessary pieces and install.
What is the difference between a three sided or four sided Premium Swinging Door?
The Three Sided or Four Sided reference is the number of door frame sides that the swinging door swings into. A Three Sided Premium Door does not have a bottom frame for the door to swing into, eliminating a “trip hazard” and is typically used in an application where the side frames sit on top of a threshold and uses a bottom sweep to cover the gap between the door and threshold. Four Sided Premium Doors are a great solution when the door is surface mounted and the bottom rests on a flat surface below a threshold. The four sided Premium Door is also a great deterrent to keep “critters” out.
How do I bridge the gap between the Premium Four Sided Door and threshold?
There are a couple of options: (1) CRL stocks Sill Adapters that extend the distance of the threshold (CRL #745SAL) to the security door frame; (2) CRL stocks a 1-3/8″ tall by 72″ long brush sweep (CRL #50MH084) to compensate for irregular surfaces.
Can I key alike Premium Swinging Doors to Guarda Sliding Security Doors?
No, we can key alike Sliders to Sliders and Swinging Doors to Swinging Doors, but we are unable to key alike Swinging Doors to Sliders at CRL. We recommend making arrangements with your local locksmith to key Swinging Doors to Sliding Doors.
What fasteners do you recommend to secure the Guarda Protective Security Screens?
Although our screens do not include the attachment screws, C.R. Laurence stocks the best possible screws to use on Guarda products. We highly recommend the following fasteners:
- THBTX09200 9X2 Trim Head T25 Torx Drive Screw
- THBTX09300 9X3 Trim Head T25 Torx Drive Screw
- THBTX09500 9X5 Trim Head T25 Torx Drive Screw
- 150T20A 2″ T25 Torx Bit Insert
Will regular drywall type screws work?
Regular drywall screws will secure the security screens, but the head on regular drywall screws sometimes interfere with the screw cap covers that conceal the attachment screws. The trim head screws from CRL are smaller and rarely interfere when installing the screw cap covers. Another benefit using the CRL Trim Head Screws are their ability to form a counter sink hole.
How do I order Guarda Sliding Door Security Screens?
The best way to order Guarda Security Screen products in Las Vegas, Nevada is by contacting A Cutting Edge Glass & Security Screens.
I would like to learn more about selling Guarda Protective Security Screens. Do you have samples and sales aids?
Yes we do. We have a wide variety of Guarda sales aids and marketing material available including a very comprehensive Sales Sample Case (GSC12) containing many samples you will need for measuring and demonstrating purposes. Our SCR14 Screen Catalog illustrates all of the Guarda Protective Security Screens including features and benefits.
How long does it take to manufacture Guarda products?
Our lead time is normally 7 to 10 business days.
What is the Warranty?
Detailed Warranty Information Available At: crlaurence.com/warranty